(2003; 148 pages)
2.5 HIV/AIDS programme
The Committee was informed of WHO’s goal and strategy for access to drugs, and treatment of HIV patients in developing countries. The challenges to be met in achieving the goal and implementing the strategy were also outlined. The Committee learnt that, because of the use of more effective treatments, HIV infection had become a chronic illness rather than a fatal disease.
The Committee endorsed the need for this programme to learn from the positive and negative experiences in the quality assurance of drugs of the Stop TB programme.